Merrell Stormrider Gore-Tex XCR
Use: day to overnight, medium pack
Break-in Period: 1 week, so far so good
Price Paid: $69.95
So far I've been breaking them in for one week and love 'em. I got a gray pair (black will bake your feet) at Bass Pro Shop for almost half off. I still have three weeks till I hit the Smokies for a week =:)
Use: everyday use, beaches, short day-hikes, jumping in puddles
Break-in Period: none
Absolutely great shoe, waterproof, comfortable and smart. I wear orthotics so use these as my regular shoes, and have worn them most days for the last six months.
I still get asked where I got them, and they are only just now beginning to look a little, grubby, with a round the world trip and two beach holidays as part of the wear.
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For aggressive terrain and inclement weather, these cross-trainers combine support, waterproofness and stability so you can ride out any storm! Weight-saving EXO construction bonds a thin, waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex® XCR® layer right to the virtually seamless nylon mesh uppers. Uppers are highly breathable and lightweight for definitive performance and comfort; nylon linings wick away sweat and dry quickly. Rubber toe bumpers add protection and abrasion resistance, while injection-molded external heel counters help stabilize foot platform. Padded and gusseted tongues keep out trail debris and protect instep from excessive lace pressure. Compression-molded EVA footframes and Air Cushion® midsoles absorb shock and offer ample padding; anatomical footbeds offer extra cushioning. Micro-injected external heel counter offers exceptional support while anchoring the lacing system to lock in the heel. Utra-light nylon insoles provide torsional stability and protection from rough terrain. Speedhiker™ outsoles with multi-directional sticky rubber tread deliver light and reliable all-terrain grip. Completely synthetic construction is Vegan-friendly. Q-Form™ alignment system provides women with a precise anatomical fit for superb, tailored comfort. Closeout.
- REI refers to the women's version
An unabashed lowrider that matches the highest level of performance and protection against the most challenging conditions, thanks to ultra-breathable, totally waterproof Gore EXO technology. A sleek, mesh upper includes a neatly wrapped bellows tongue. I
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version